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Title: Growth of higher fungi on wheat straw and their impact on the digestibility of the substrate
Authors: Moyson, Els ×
Verachtert, Hubert #
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Springer verlag
Series Title: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology vol:36 issue:3 pages:421-424
Abstract: The influence of the growth of three higher fungi on the composition of wheat straw was investigated. Pleurotus pulmonarius, P. sajor-caju and Lentinus edodes grew very well on lignocellulosic substrates, breaking down a considerable amount of lignin. The initial lignin concentration of straw was halved after 12 weeks of fungal growth, doubling the enzymic digestibility. Together with lignin, the higher fungi consumed half of the amount of hemicellulose (i.e. 15%), leaving cellulose fairly intact, which should remain as an energy source for ruminants.
ISSN: 0175-7598
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
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